Action and Role-Playing Games
"Bioshock" - Indiagames Ltd: This 2009 release is a port from the award-winning console game of the same title. It has been converted into a 2D top down game, ala Gauntlet, and has a similar gameplay style. It doesn't really transfer the immersive aspect of the original, but succeeds quite well at being fun. The story is the same, although considerably more condensed. The graphics and music will be a nostalgic flashback for anyone who owned the original NES. Download: Bioshock.
"Street Fighter II" - This port brings simple, but fun, gameplay with a premium brand name. The CPU fighters are generally challenging, if not incredibly so, which makes for quick gameplay that doesn't require lots of practice. The graphics are almost spot on, if much tinier than the original, and all the special moves you remember are available. The controls are also fully programmable if you don't like the defaults. Download: Street Fighter II.
"Asteroid Zone" - GNU: Another arcade classic, Asteroid is a timeless game because of its simple, but ingenious gameplay. The simple controls for Asteroids port over well to playing on a cell phone keyboard. In addition to the familiar spin, propel and shoot, while you avoid asteroids gameplay, this version includes a teleport option, which offers fresh gameplay for even the most seasoned Asteroids veteran. Download: Asteroid Zone.
"20,000 Ft. and Falling" - GNU: The object in this game is to maneuver your skydiver into position with other CPU divers to complete a variety of traditional skydiving formations. You play against your plummeting altitude, instead of a clock, and the quicker you can get into place, the better your score. Difficulty is added as you are hit by sudden gusts of wind which will knock you far off course. The graphics consist of the digital equivalent of cut out pictures of people, clouds, and the ground, but manage to convey the sense of falling from a great height nonetheless. Download: 20,000 Ft. and Falling.
"Zelda Mobile" - Zortworth: This title is a remake of the SNES's "Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past". The graphics are clear, and quite faithful to the original cartridge version, as is the music. The story line follows basically the same path as well. The only downside is the programming is a little buggy at times, but the length of this game is phenomenal for a mobile title. Download: Zelda Mobile.